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Our Featured Hermitage, PA Partner:

Humane Society of Mercer County

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

All of Mercer County

About Our Shelter:

The Humane Society of Mercer County rescues animals from neglect, abandonment, cruelty, and injury. We are a non-profit organization that receives no local, county, or state funding. We work on donation only. We enforce PA's animal cruelty laws. We have two humane agents that answer calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If an animal cruelty call is founded, then a sitation is issued. If the owner does not plead guilty then they are brought in front of a judge. If the judge finds them guilty, they are ordered to pay restitution fees. In the past year due to the severty of animal cruelty, 2 people have been sentenced to serve jail time. We are the voices for the animals that can't speak for themselves.

Come Meet our Pets:

The MCHS does not currently have a building. Our animals are medically treated at local veterinary hospitals, and then transferred to foster homes. The animals can then be seen by appointment.

Our Adoption Process:

We have all adopters fill out paperwork if they are intersted in adopting one of our animals. The adoption fee is $150 for dogs and $60 for cats. This includes the basic vaccinations (distemper, rabies and bordetella for dogs, and distemper and rabies for cats). The dogs are Heartworm tested, cats FeLV/FIV tested and both are wormed prior to adopting out. The animals are also spayed or neutered if old enough.
The MCHS also offers a "week trial period". This is where we have you fill out the paperwork ahead of time, leave the adoption fee (which is not processed yet) and take the animal home to see how they "fit in" in your environment. We think this is a wonderful addition to our adoption process because we do not want any of our animals going into homes that aren't perfect for them. We want both the adoptee and the adopters to have the perfect match. If the animal doesn't work out, the money is returned as well as is the animal.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.